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Dominic Galicia Architects is a design-oriented practice whose work has been recognized for its sensitive attention to both concept and detail. The work is rooted in the belief that every project contains the potential to tell a compelling and memorable story through architecture. This is why the work as a whole can not be pinned down in terms of style, because each project is a unique story, rooted in a specific context that includes climate, budget, program, and community.

Current projects include religious structures in Cavite, Palawan, Taytay, Diliman, and Makati; corporation headquarters in Laguna, commercial buildings in Manila and Makati, and residences in Nuvali and New Manila.

Recent projects include the 20,000 square meter National Museum of Natural History, in Rizal Park, Manila and the 5,000 square meter Manuel and Socorro Fong Sports Center in Xavier School Nuvali.

Other completed projects include St. Alphonsus Mary de Liguori Parish Church, also known as Magallanes Church, in Magallanes Village, Makati; The Mondrian Residences, a high-rise condominium in Alabang; Summit School in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig; The Picasso, high-end boutique serviced residences in Salcedo Village, Makati; Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Church in Fairmount Hills, Antipolo; the interior design of the Parish Church of St. Benedict in Ayala Westgrove Heights, Silang, Cavite; the renovation of Santo Nino Church in Tacloban, Leyte; Loyola Chapel and Columbary in Sucat, Paranaque; the adaptive reuse renovation of Herald Building in Intramuros, Manila; the branch of Canadian American School in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig; and the 10-hectare Hyundai Logistics Center in Calamba, Laguna.

Various private residences in Metro-Manila and Nasugbu, Batangas, have been included in the books “25 Tropical Houses in the Philippines,” published by Periplus Editions (Singapore) in 2005, “Philippine Style,” published by Anvil (Philippines) in 2013, “Contemporary Houses in the Philippines,” published by Images Publishing Group (Australia) in 2014, and “Tropical Architecture for the 21st Century,” published by BluPrint (Philippines) in 2017. Volume 2 of "Tropical Architecture for the 21st Century," published in 2018, features a church in Antipolo.

Dominic Galicia obtained his professional degree in architecture in 1988 from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, where he was a Notre Dame Scholar. In June 2005, he received a University of Notre Dame Distinguished Asian Pacific Alumni Award. He also studied architecture for a year at Notre Dame's campus in Rome, and pursued graduate studies in architecture at Pratt Institute in New York.

He is a licensed architect in the Philippines. Until his return to the Philippines in the late 1990s, he maintained a license to practise architecture in New York State.

Although a modernist by philosophy, he is deeply concerned with the conservation of significant architectural sites. He represents the Philippines in the International Scientific Committee on Twentieth- century Heritage (ISC20C) of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). He was president of ICOMOS Philippines from 2014 to 2017. He helped guide the public-private initiative to revive Escolta, Manila’s historic downtown, as an adviser to the Escolta Commercial Association Inc. (ECAI) from 2011 to 2013. He has served as Vice President of the Heritage Conservation Society (HCS), and for two three-year terms, he represented HCS on the Executive Council of the National Committee on Monuments and Sites (NCMS) of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

He sits on the Construction Committee of the Franciscans, or the Order of Friars Minor, of the Province of San Pedro Bautista in the Philippines.







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